As promised, DICE has finally added the next map from the upcoming In the Name of the Tsar expansion to Battlefield 1‘s CTE and, along with it, the rest of the new weapons.
Brusilov Keep continues the snowy, mountainous theme that’s prevalent in the previously revealed Lupkow Pass, which will be arriving ahead of the rest of the expansion in August. However, while both Lupkow Pass and Brusilov Keep focus on infantry gameplay, Brusilov Keep is a much more condensed map, at least in Conquest, where there are only four capture points as opposed to the seven on Lupkow Pass.
The condensed nature of the map will lead to some chaotic clashes over the two points in the middle of the map, which is split down the middle by a running river. Luckily, there seems to be plenty of cover, as urban set-pieces like bridges, buildings, and even a clock tower function as the heart of the map, with sniper-friendly, lightly wooded open areas making up the ends of the map, as you can see in a recent video by Battlefield insider Westie.
Oh, and remember those mystery weapons that were found in the CTE’s game files? It turns out those are the remaining, previously unseen weapons that will be added to Battlefield 1 with In the Name of the Tsar, and they all seem to play exactly as we expected. However, not all of the new weapons are playable on the CTE right now: DICE has only added the Maxim SMG, General Liu semi-auto rifle, and Vetterli M1870 bolt-action rifle to the CTE, in addition to the six weapons that have already been revealed.
You can get a good look at Brusilov Keep and all of the new weapons thanks to a video posted by Battlefield insider Jackfrags:
The July patch for Battlefield 1 added a new urban night map, Prise de Tahure, to the French-themed They Shall Not Pass expansion, bringing the title number of maps in Battlefield 1‘s multiplayer to a whopping sixteen, at least if you own the first expansion.
In the Name of the Tsar will toss six more maps on the pile when it arrives in September, and Battlefield 1 still has two more expansions, one planned for December 2017 and the other for early 2018, not to mention the new weapons and game modes that are added with each expansion.
While many fans claim that the DLC model of charging for a Premium Pass splits the game’s community, you can’t argue that you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck with Battlefield 1‘s Premium Pass, seeing as the first two expansions alone will have doubled the amount of multiplayer maps playable in the game.
Source: VG 24/7